Trucking Logistics

Opposition to the shipment of liquid radioactive waste from Canada to South Carolina by truck spotlights broader challenge to hazardous materials transportation.

The electronic logging device mandate could create value for smaller trucking companies by enabling better shipment visibility.
A U.S. federal mandate requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices by the end of next year won’t necessarily be the harbinger of a long-anticipated “capacity crunch.”

Trucking companies and freight shippers shouldn't expect a "rally" or "retreat" but a very slow rebound.

A proposal to mandate speed-limiting technology on heavy trucks would increase demand for truck drivers, U.S. regulators admit.

Singamas manufactured 112,599 less containers in the first half of 2016 than 2015.
The world’s No. 2 container maker, slumped to a loss in the first half of 2016.

Investors appear to be demanding more proof “Uber for Trucking” concepts actually will work.


Trucking companies of all types are being driven to take new and sometimes rough routes, as the growth of e-commerce, shifting consumer spending patterns, new regulations and technology create new challenges.

Higher-than-normal inventories continue to drag on U.S. trucking demand.
U.S. for-hire truck tonnage in July rose at the slowest pace of 2016 on a year-over-year basis.

Although as a less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line is somewhat less exposed to the driver shortage than truckload companies, the North Carolina-based trucker is paying close attention to the issue.
The long-anticipated, much-discussed truck driver shortage could surface again as a major problem as early as next year.

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.